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Marine Area 3
LAPUSH

Marine Area 3 includes the Pacific Ocean from the Queets River north to Capa Alava.  

Marine Area 3 is renowned for its exceptional beauty and salmon fishing during the summer. LaPush is the only access point for Area 3.The coastline here is rugged and beautiful.The submerged and exposed rocks and pillars provide wonderful habitat for lingcod and rockfish.Don’t get too close though!Keep an eye out for the elusive sea otter.These wonderful and quite rare mammals have been reintroduced and live among the kelp beds along the shore.

The bar at LaPush isn’t as dangerous as Illwaco or Wesport, unless a strong southerly wind is blowing.Like all ocean fisheries, be sure to pay attention to the forecast. Boaters should check their charts before leaving port and ensure their route is free of submerged rocks.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Chinook salmonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Coho salmonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Albacore tuna
Lingcod
Pacific Halibut
Rockfish

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


Access Sites / Boat Launches

Other Access and Boat Launches